Bridge Practice Study Group
Are you are a beginner to intermediate bridge player who would like to brush up on your play in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere? Or have you played before but have gotten a little rusty and need to refresh your memory? In this group we discuss bidding and play options as we play out the hands. Table talk about the hands is expected. Winning is not as important as finding the right bid and the right way to play the hand.
Bring your crib sheet and favorite bridge instruction book for reference. Many of us will be using Audrey Grant’s books and bidding key. This is a study group not really a class. You do not need to come with a partner. You do not need to call before you come. If we have an odd number of people, then some of us watch the play or give advice. We also rotate players so everyone has a chance. Learning is the important point in this group.
We meet on Friday morning from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in room A-3, the Men’s Card Room, in the Cottonwood Activities building. If you are interested in this group, please join us on Friday morning. Do bring a deck of cards and maybe some score sheets.
For more information please call Patricia Crowle at 406-581-4566 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Free beginner bridge lessons
If interested, please email Stephanie Hemberg and leave a phone number so I am able to call and talk with you; email@example.com.
You must be available to play bridge on some Wednesdays through Fridays, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
I will be teaching easygoing social bridge!
Pease, non–smokers only!
Fun da Mental Bridge class
Gordon, under his program of “Fun da Mental Bridge” has taught beginning bridge lessons to 315 Sun Lakers over the past seven years. Are you ready to learn bridge? If you would like a reference for this course, just ask your neighbors or friends as they may have taken lessons from Gordon.
Classes will be on Monday mornings, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Friendship Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. They start on November 7, run for seven weeks, and finish on December 19. The topics include all of contemporary beginning bridge plus an overview of competitive bidding and an overview of basic conventions.
The cost is $70 for the seven weeks plus $7 each, for the texts.
To register or to receive more information about this fun course please contact Gordon at fundamentalbridge.com or call 480-802-8141.
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge
The Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club games are held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Road. Open games are held on Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m., and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. There also is a Novice teaching game on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and Intermediate games Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and (attendance permitting) Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time!
If you are in need of a partner for any Open or Intermediate Games, please email the Partneship Assistants at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Eileen Utter at 480-802-8300, Barbara Lubsen at 480-699-9649 or Bonnie Butler at 214-914-7942. Please try the email first if you have access to a computer. Fees for the games are $6/person if you are a member of the club or $7/person if not a club member. Annual membership is $10.
Top games for the month were: Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards with 72.02 percent game and Cynthia and Marvin Smith with a 71.82 percent game. Congratulations! Please make sure that you get to the game 15 minutes early to ensure that the director can get the game started on time.
9/01. N/S: (1st in A and B) Edwin Schmidt and Kathleen Schmidt
E/W: (1st in A) Susan Barnett and David Zapatka, (1st in B) Barbara Lubsen and Lynn Przewlocki
9/03. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janet Rauscher and Alan Behr
E/W: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Dean Haaser and Steven Sapiro
9/05. N/S: (1st in A) Charlotte Katz and Richard Katz, (1st in B) Carol Gerlach and Jeannine Barnes, (1st in C) Barbara Johnson and Evelyn Gore
E/W: (1st in A) Roger Edwards and Richard Catero, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter
9/06. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and Janet Daling, (1st in B*) Ardith Nance and Jim Horton, (1st in B* and C) Evelyn Gore and Barbara Johnson
E/W: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Sadu Marrott, (1st in B and C) Larry Huhn and Bonnie Butler
9/08. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Kenneth Nelson and Linda Nelson, (1st in C) Maria Davis and Anne Newman
E/W: (1st in A) Derek Mansfield and Karin Molleman, (1st in B) Donna Hofer and Ardith Nance
9/12. N/S: (1st in A) Paul Kmetty and Paul Glick, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and Barbara Lubsen, (1st in C) Neil Elliott and Laura Elliott
E/W: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Judith Edinger and Christine Giza
9/13. N/S: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Linda Brock, (1st in B) Sudhakar Divakaruni and Patricia Sohler, (1st in C) Darlene Griffith and Jane McCague
E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B and C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O Neil
9/15. N/S: (1st in A) Steve Mansfield and Janet Daling, (1st in B) Sydney Sides and Bettie Brakebill, (1st in C) Christine Giza and Judith Edinger
E/W: (1st in A) John Euler and William Ahern, (1st in B) Jim Clayton and Lee Mah
9/17. N/S: (1st in A and B) Florence Thier and Kay Johnson
E/W: (1st in A) John Euler and Judith Euler, (1st in B and C) Bonnie Butler and Larry Huhn
9/19. N/S: (1st in A and B) Janet Rauscher and Barbara Lubsen
E/W: (1st in A) Cynthia Smith and Marwin Smith, (1st in B) Eileen Utter and James Utter
9/20. N/S: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and John Euler, (1st in B) Florence Thier and Donna Hofer, (1st in C) Kathy Ronquist and Cynthia O Neil
E/W: (1st in A) David Zapatka and Linda Brock, (1st in B) Susan Barnett and William Stone
9/22. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Lindsay Cantoni and Jeannine Barnes, (1st in C) Mark Kaiser and Roger Clayton
E/W: (1st in A) Sadu Marrott and Roger Edwards, (1st in B) Jim Clayton and Lee Mah
9/24. N/S: (1st in A) Charles Quenneville and William Stone, (1st in B) Janet Rauscher and Alan Behr, (1st in C) Zhenni Gao and Victor Gao
E/W: (1st in A) Allan Deserpa and David Rankin, (1st in B) Andi Parham and Michelle Steiner
9/26. N/S: (1st in A and B) Patricia Sohler and Sydney Sides
E/W: (1st in A) John Euler and Carol Gerlach, (1st in B) Bob Borengasser and William Stone
9/27. N/S: (1st in A) John Euler and Derek Mansfield, (1st in B) Karin Hansen and D Larry Frink, (1st in C) Darlene Griffith and Jane McCague
E/W: (1st in A) Linda Brock and David Zapatka, (1st in B and C) Roseanne Rinderknecht and Roger Rinderknecht
9/29. N/S: (1st in A) Richard Katz and Charlotte Katz, (1st in B) Christine Giza and Judith Edinger, (1st in C) Evelyn Gore and Barbara Johnson
E/W: (1st in A and B) Cathy Tomlinson and Robert Binder, (1st in C) Dolores Allard and Bonnie Butler
* indicates a tie
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge 199-ers
The 99er/199er Board Representative is Susan Stewart; phone 480-895-6385. All games are held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23914 S. Alma School Rd., unless otherwise announced.
The 0-99er Novice Group meets Thursday mornings with a review lesson at 8:15 a.m., partners suggested but not required – NEWCOMERS ARE WELCOME! The 0-199er Intermediate Group plays Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. if there is a lower section to play in; otherwise they play in the Open Games. Saturday morning 199’er games are not presently offered. All players are welcome to attend all Open Games. Everyone must check in no later than 15 minutes before the start of any game in order for Directors to seat you properly. You may be turned away if you arrive late.
Partnership Coordinators and Unit Information: If you need a partner contact the partnership coordinators at email@example.com; Bonnie Butler for Novice/Intermediate Games; and Eileen Utter and Barbara Lubsen for Open/Novice/Intermediate Games. For information on Sun Lakes Unit 351 check online at www.unit351.com, click the Clubs tab; click on Sun Lakes; you will find many links for all information, schedules and results.
Monthly Hint: Convention Cards per ACBL Rule: Every player MUST have a completed Convention Card at the table. Partners’ Convention Cards MUST match.
Top Restricted 99-199’er Game for September: 9/27 Pat Graham and Sharon Graham 65.28.
9/06. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Harvey Lowe and Garry Keister
E/W: (1st in A*) Julie Frank and Lily Poole, (1st in A,* B and C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin
9/13. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Jerry Abraham and Bernadine Abraham
E/W: (1st in A) Brenda Wilfert and Sandy Crickette, (1st in B and C) Linda White and Nick Klauer
9/20. N/S: (1st in A, B and C) Nick Klauer and Linda White
E/W: (1st in A) Brenda Wilfert and Sandy Crickette, (1st in B and C) Russell Difrancisca and Heather Merkin
9/27. N/S: (1st in A and B) Harvey Lowe and Garry Keister
E/W: (1st in A and B) Pat Graham and Sharon Graham, (1st in C) Sharyn Baldacci and Amy Skinner
* indicates a tie
Sun Lakes Country Club Tuesday Social Bridge
9/13. 1st Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd Ruth Hiner, 3rd Jeannie Kitzman
9/20. 1st Mary Ann Anner, 2nd Ruth Hiner, 3rd Jeannie Kitzman
9/27. 1st Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd Dena Brown, 3rd Mary Ann Anner
10/04. 1st Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd (tie) Sandy Hinrichs and Marcy Parker
Sun Lakes Country Club Monday Social Partnership Bridge
9/19. 1st Irene Edmund and Sandy Hinrichs, 2nd Dee Guthrie and Bernie Ross, 3rd Joan and Tom Phelan; Slam: Irene Edmund and Sandy Hinrichs (small)
9/26. 1st Nancee Jacobsen and Barb Kaplan, 2nd Sandy Hinrichs and Irene Edmund, 3rd Midge Meisner and Joan Silver; Slam: Rosemary and Ken Shutts (small)
10/03. 1st Ken and Rosemary Shutts, 2nd Ruth Hiner and Jeannie Kitzman, 3rd Pat Schindele and Phil Hansen; Slam: Newell Orr and Paul Budrick
10/10. 1st Jeanette Newman and Cynthia Cantor, 2nd Elliott and Ellen Bond, 3rd Barb Kaplan and Nancee Jacobsen; Slam: Barb Kaplan and Nancee Jacobsen
Cottonwood Ladies Bridge
9/15. 1st Connie Ziegler, 2nd Barb Moul, 3rd Jan Kempf; Hostesses: Bert Sisk and Peggy Vernon
9/22. 1st Rosemary Shutts, 2nd Lori Scharbach, 3rd Connie Ziegler; Hostesses: Jeannie Kitzman and Bert Sisk
9/29. 1st Karen Harnish, 2nd Marsha Moen, 3rd Alice Garner; Hostesses: Roberta Sisk and Peggy Vernon
10/06. 1st Barb Moul, 2nd Karen Hess, 3rd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Betty D. Smith and Adrienne Widrikis
IronOaks Lades Friday Bridge
9/02. 1st Ruth Hiner, 2nd Betty Smith; Hostesses: Karen Harnish and Lori Scharbach
9/09. 1st Jean Womack, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Beverly Anastasia and Gloria Zinke
9/16. 1st Jeannie Kitzman, 2nd Beverly Anastasia; Hostesses: Karen Sanchez and Nancee Jacobson
9/23. 1st Maurine Howell, 2nd Karen Harnish; Hostesses: Suzanne Swanson and Linda Meylink
Fourth Friday Bridge
The monthly Fourth Friday Bridge Club met on September 23 at Palo Verde Country Club. Winners were 1st Karen Sanchez, 2nd Linda Mendez, 3rd Naomi Parkes. The next meeting was October 28. Reservations can be made by calling Nadine Cordts at 895-0504.
Cancellations should be made by Wednesday week of play.
Sun Lakes Country Club Saturday Partnership Bridge
9/17. 1st Peter and Gae Hall, 2nd Jeannie Kitzman and Bernie Ross, 3rd Edna Cunningham and Lee Probert; Slam: Edna Cunningham and Lee Probert
9/24. 1st Dick and Donna Briner, 2nd (tie) Maurine Howell and Joyce Rasmussen and Eleanor Hinerichsen and Dave McCann
10/01. 1st Dick and Donna Briner, 2nd Barb Kaplan and Newell Orr, 3rd Lori Scharbach and Karen Harnish Slam: Barb Kaplan and Newell Orr
10/08. 1st Maurine Howell and Joyce Rasmussen, 2nd Jeanette Newman and Kay Morrison, 3rd Peter and Gae Hall